God of justice,
you are at work this very day
on behalf of those who are poor, marginalized, and disregarded.
Fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit
so that I can begin this day
praying earnestly for someone who faces injustice.
Help me to see and to act upon an opportunity
to participate in your love and justice.
Give me the eyes and ears of faith
as I go about my daily routines,
walk the paths and hallways of my daily life,
and attend to news local and global.
Then, seeing and hearing through the light of Christ,
encourage me relentlessly to pray and work
without losing heart.
I ask it in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
God of mercy,
I come to you now with my energy running low
as the lights of the evening.
Like stars in the darkness,
I send out my prayers for justice to you.
May this small effort of mine send a ray of hope,
to someone facing the darkness of trial or terror tonight.
I know how strong evil and injustice still are in this world,
yet I know you are stronger than even the worst we can do.
So, I do not lose heart;
rather, my heart rests in gratitude to you:
for the gift of life,
for the comforts of faith and those who are family to me,
and for the hope you have given us all
in Christ?s rising from the dead.
I pray this night for peace among all people,
in the name of him who came to bring peace
unlike any the world can give, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.